Too Much Faith Will Make You Crazy: God told me to swim edition.

God makes a lot of questionable demands of his followers. Demands like, “Hey, take your kid up on the mountain and sacrifice him to me!” Or “Hey, strip down to your trunks and swim to Liberty Island!”

The latter order was given to an unnamed 29-year-old man in New York city who ended up having to be rescued by U.S. park police as a result:

“When we got to him he was shivering like a leaf and the tides were taking him away from Liberty Island,” United States Park Police Officer Kurt Zeil, who helped respond to the call, told the Post. “He said God told him to swim to Liberty Island. He said he would rather drown than get on the boat.”

Eventually, the beleaguered swimmer agreed to board the rescue ship. He was taken to Jersey City Medical Center for psychiatric evaluation. His condition is unknown at this time.

via Rescued Man Says God Told Him to Swim to Liberty Island | NBC New York.

Again I have to wonder why anyone would think this man would need a psychiatric evaluation. Did anyone demand that Abraham be given a psychiatric evaluation after he almost sacrificed his kid? Of course not! He was only doing what God had demanded him to do and it’s not his fault that God was only kidding. That God, such a joker.

I seriously doubt the folks that arrested this young man were all atheists. In fact, I’m willing to bet that many of them were Christians. Presumably they accept the story of Abraham as true and this demand is nowhere near as nasty as the one Abraham was given, though it is just as nonsensical. How do they know that God wasn’t testing this man’s devotion like he was Abraham back in the day?  They may have fucked up his chances of going to Heaven by interfering!

Or maybe the guy’s just a nut and his fellow Christians recognize the fact despite what they claim to believe about the Bible.

4 thoughts on “Too Much Faith Will Make You Crazy: God told me to swim edition.

  1. Perhaps, it was God’s intention for him to swim and be rescued so that you would write an article about it which I was always going to find when I googled “too much god” in order to see what people think about such a thing. I expected to read something about the crazys, but instead I have more faith, and as such God will continue helping me along my upcoming journey. Rest assured that God has his plan even when it looks like satan is winning. God is going to let Satan defeat himself for it is his will that the righteous prevail in the end.

  2. Bit egotistical to proclaim yourself the “Echo of the voice of God,” don’t you think?

    Perhaps, it was God’s intention for him to swim and be rescued so that you would write an article about it which I was always going to find when I googled “too much god” in order to see what people think about such a thing.

    You’d think God would have more important things to take care of such as, say, feeding starving kids in some third-world nation? Bringing peace to the Middle East? Ending drought? But no, he’s wasting his time convincing idiots to put themselves at risk just so I can blog about it and give you something to Google up. Because it’s all about you.

    Rest assured that God has his plan even when it looks like satan is winning. God is going to let Satan defeat himself for it is his will that the righteous prevail in the end.

    It doesn’t look like Satan is winning because he doesn’t exist either.

  3. You are right Les, God does has better thing s to do than giving you the grace to openly blaspheme in a nation who is upheld in the palm of his hand. And yes he is always looking out for those starving kids in Africa but he gave some the power to take care of it but some lazy bums like you were given 3 commandments –
    1-Jerk off in front of the computer
    2-Bad mouth God when tired of jerking off
    3-And then finally blame God when tired of bad mouthing God.
    And before you go on how a Christian can say things like this?,just shut up, stay in your little hole and and know that we still love jerks like you. “Bubba”.

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